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Aug 11, 2014 at 08:15 PM

Invalid Section Height when I load the nth subreport


I am attempting to load multiple sub-reports into a master report document. The process is:

  1. Use the RAS SDK to obtain a reference to the detail area
  2. Add a section to the detail area
  3. Import the subreport into the detail area

The code is pretty simple as well.

private ReportDocument AddSubReportToParent(string subReportName, string fileName)




CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.ISCRArea detailArea = _crystalDocument.ReportClientDocument.ReportDefController.ReportDefinition.DetailArea;

CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section section = new CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.Section();

string sectionName = "Section" + subReportName.Replace(".", "");

section.Name = sectionName;

section.Kind = CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.CrAreaSectionKindEnum.crAreaSectionKindDetail;

section.Width = headerArea.Sections[0].Width;

_crystalDocument.ReportClientDocument.ReportDefController.ReportSectionController.Add(section, detailArea, -1);

_crystalDocument.ReportClientDocument.SubreportController.ImportSubreport(subReportName, _configSettings.InputPath + "\\" + fileName, section);

ReportDocument subreport = _crystalDocument.OpenSubreport(subReportName);

return subreport;


catch (Exception ex)


Logger.ErrorException(this.GetReportBuilderErrorText(this.GetReportBuilderErrorText(String.Format("Unable to add subreport '{0}' from file {1} to custom Crystal Report", subReportName, fileName))), ex);




However, when I attempt to load the 41st report (or sometimes greater) the ImportSubreport method throws an exception with the message, "Invalid Section Height". Note that I have one section for each report. This is to make it easier to place the subreport on in the document and on it's own page.

I cannot seem to determine what is going wrong. Why would the 41+ import fail?

I am using Crystal Reports Version for Visual Studio .NET, 13.0.8.